Overcoming Adversity

Overcoming Adversity

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What do you think of these two cuties? Macie and Dorothy have something in common: a physical disability that they have risen above to inspire all who meet them.

Macie competes at Frisbee dog competitions.  She doesn’t win, but she puts on quite a how.  Macie took up Frisbee catching after she lost one of her legs in an auto accident. According to Tammy Ormiston, Macie “sets no limits on herself” and teaches others patience and perseverance.

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Macie only started catching a frisbee after her accident. She also loves herding sheep!

Tammy will be with us this Saturday to share more of Macie’s story and her accomplishments rising above her handicap.

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Dorothy is a very spunky seven year old Yorkie who became paralyzed by the hands of her previous owners children, when they threw her down the stairs using her as a football. She’d like to make it clear, she’s a dog not a toy!

With the love and compassion of United Yorkie Rescue and her favorite Auntie Jennifer, Dorothy found a foster home, turned forever home, where she has been allowed to heel, thrive and now rule her domain.

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Dorothy has a big brother Gus, a 25 lb Terrier Mix, whom she plays with, sleeps next to nightly and copies everything he does – even learning to fetch a mini tennis ball. She has a feline sister, Elle, whom she tries to terrorize but her sister is too quick.

Dorothy is on a mission to let the world know that even with only the use of two legs, NOTHING stops her! With the help of her wheels, she can swim, she can run on the beach and she can play chase.

Most recently Dorothy became a Therapy Dog and plans to use this honor to make anyone and everyone smile.

Also joining the show is Annie Blumenfeld from Wags 4 Hope.

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“Wags 4 Hope is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. My family rescued a two year old dog from Houston,Texas. My dog Teddy was rescued from a high kill shelter by Houston Shaggy Dog Rescue. Ms. Wetmore later found out Teddy had heart worm disease. Heartworm disease is a long painful process for dogs to recover from. My dog was given two injections and had to remain in a crate inactive and monitored for many weeks. I later discovered that heartworm disease is everywhere across the country. Many dogs are not given heartworm protection and these innocent animals are vulnerable for pulmonary lung, heart disease, and even death. I soon learned that if dogs take preventatives such as, one pill once a month, they can prevent from getting heartworm. It is incredible to think that this condition can be avoided by giving your pet one pill once a month. I have always had a passion for paintings dogs and now I sell my paintings and give the money to shelters across the country. All the money raised through my paintings will be going to help pay for their medical needs until they find their forever homes. My dog Teddy is such an incredible dog and he made me aware of all the other innocent animals who are at high risk. Find out how you can help make a difference. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in my paintings or my cause please email me at wags4hope@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you!”

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